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  • spyke85
    Member

    Come on Singletrack, Sports Direct advertising on here? They really expect anyone who comes on here to buy one of their £160 full suspension bikes!

    Premier Icon Matt24k
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    If it helps fund the site I haven’t got a problem with it. I imagine that it is all key word generated rather than some one at Singletrack knocking on doors.

    joao3v16
    Member

    seeing as STWers are predominantly bike snobs, I can see why a £160 FS thing could be offensive …

    😈

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    they do lovely dirt cheap tracky trousers ‘n’ shit – great gear for putting on to drive home after a ride, or buggering about in garage/garden etc

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    Maybe their bikes are shonky, but if you want cheapo Karrimor waterproof shoes for flats or some of their £7 tops then they’re a lot more useful then niche29erboutiquebike.com or whatever you’d rather see.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Sports Direct advertising on here

    errm, you know the ads are based on your personal browsing history, don’t you?

    antigee
    Member

    errm, you know the ads are based on your personal browsing history, don’t you?

    well what have you got!
    sports direct tick – i like their £7 tops and stuff for the kids
    tiger sheds – shed lust problem

    Premier Icon Moe
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    No different than JJB advertising in Runners World and claiming to be ‘experts’ in delivering customer service to runners.

    Holyzeus
    Member

    wwaswas – Member

    Sports Direct advertising on here

    errm, you know the ads are based on your personal browsing history, don’t you?
    Cant be completely clever arse as i see them too(not knocking them BTW)

    Premier Icon mustard
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    I’ve TM Lewin, Milan Direct and CRC – or at least did until I logged in 🙂

    mafiafish
    Member

    They’re great for some basic kit, socks, gloves, thermals etc. I even got a nevica ski jacket for £20 a month back.

    What’s wrong with them? The karimoor stuff seems to be holding up well even if it does offend bike snobs.

    They’re great for running shoes and gear.

    And footy tops, go there in the sale and get a 50 quid top for a tenner to use as a ‘baselayer’ on the bike.

    scruff
    Member

    I’ve actually been into the shop to buy some Muddy Fox Baggies for commuting. Its like walking into Chav Heaven, the clothing version of Elizabeth Duke if you will.

    bobbyg81
    Member

    Ive bought their Muddyfox shorts, tops and jackets. All good! Plenty of Airwalks for kicking around on the bike in the summer too. It’s mostly good quality gear sold cheap. What’s not to like?

    Premier Icon djflexure
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    Clothing is cheap and so far so good

    AndyP
    Member

    is it still the done thing to reply with ‘what advert?’ ?

    Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    Been plundering Sports Direct recently. Nike Combat Gear is about half the price in the official Nike shop around the corner. Lonsdale sports underwear is cracking. Loads of Everlast gear which I really like and is dirt cheap. Big thumbs up from me.

    Sports Direct is IMO less offensive than credit sharks but if “it pays for the site” is the chief criteria then we have to live with it. SD is great if you know what you want and for bargains, horrendous in my experience for advice and service. I have the Karrimor tops and they are as good as much more expensive running tops but still sad for me to see Karrimor as this new company with n’owt to do with the trad roots in Accrington. Defined you as a climber in the 70s – the original Karrimor or Berghaus?

    Another Sports Direct Karrimor and Muddy Fox customer here.
    Good kit at a good price.

    Premier Icon vondally
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    sports diect ……chav world or middle class sensible buy outlet????

    Snobbery aside some really good stuff in there if you are prepared to trawl…..running stuff asics…..ronhill….nike…..adidias yes some rubbish but same every where

    I feel more upset with Velobici…………………….what is that all about???

    Premier Icon portlyone
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    I have other interested outside cycling, I buy my cheap footy gear from there.

    Plus I’m another who uses karrimor boots for the bike.

    juiced
    Member

    i love them.Good they advertise on here imho. Got some good No Fear stuff before and some lovely skate shoes. Love the lonsdale underwear too. 🙂

    Premier Icon stevenmenmuir
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    What’s the opinion of new karrimor stuff. Looking at their Elite alpiniste eVent Jacket, seems too good to be true for the price.

    http://www.fieldandtrek.com/karrimor-elite-alpiniste-event-jacket-mens-442050

    Gribs
    Member

    That’s cheap though imo waterproof zips are far worse than a storm flap. I’ve paid more for Mountain Equipment seconds direct from them.

    faz083
    Member

    meh, sportsdirect are decent. Just bought a £48 pair of gore tex merrell shoes for my mum, they’re excellent quality and were down from £98. I’m not complaining, they arrived next day and…

    I RECIEVED A FREE MUG!

    meehaja
    Member

    yup, I buy stuff from sports direct. Recently bought some muddy fox cycling shorts.

    Premier Icon stevenmenmuir
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    i got some Merrels and socks from them before and would buy from them again. It was specifically the quality of Karrimor kit nowadays that I was wondering about.

    houndlegs
    Member

    meehaja, what are the shorts like? I’ve not long bought some tops and I’m more than happy with them.

    Gribs
    Member

    I’ve had a couple of new Karrimor base years from them and they’re ok but they’re not to the same quality as old Karrimor. Think of it as Regatta stuff made with better quality materials.

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